Hello. It's bright and early on Sunday here and I'm doing the Sunday Update post now because I forgot to write it up yesterday, like I forgot so many other things this week. No excuses, just brainfarting out.
One thing I didn't forget? The writing. Twenty-three days straight with an average of about 950 words a day and 21865 words total for August and added to Cinder Ugly. And as of last night, I can officially say I'm finished. The first draft of CU is 59789 words. Everything's wrapped up as far as I can tell. I guess I'll find out for sure in edits. Still not sure what I'm going to do for the next 8 days of AuGoWriMo
No editing, no marketing.
Reading was kind of pathetic. Only one book finished. And it wasn't nearly as much fun as I thought it was going to be. Last night, I started a Dick Francis mystery I picked up at the thrift store. Haven't read one of those in ages. So far, so good. Until I get the first round of edits done, I'll be sticking to hardcopy books so my Kindle is available for this phase of book creation.
On the activity front, I really only did 4 out of 7 days of exercise-y things - all walking - and that one day of roadtrip, which shouldn't really count as activity. Weight 178.6 as of Thursday morning.
This is the last week of Owl's self-isolation in the back of beyond. Friday, she will be winging her way back to Michigan and her life as she knew it before with added 'rona stuffs (or deleted stuff due to 'rona as the case may be). Our lives will also return to as normal as they can be in the midst of this crap. Everybody send positive thoughts that it all goes off without a hitch, k?
Today, I'll be baking a 'going away' cake. Chocolate oil with cream cheese frosting. And I did oatmeal cookies this week. Also... It wasn't baking, but yesterday I made mostly-homemade spaghetti sauce with fresh tomatoes and green peppers (I supplemented it with Prego Traditional). It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself and it got thumbs up from Hubs and Owl.
I'm over 2mil in poker now. It's all two steps forward and one step back, so we'll see how that goes. Like I said, it's strictly play money, so it doesn't really matter. It just give me the illusion I'm accomplishing something. And hey, it's something to do since TV is the shits and FB is mostly depressing.
It's super quiet in the house right now. Owl went to bed and Hubs is still sleeping. Kira is snoring in her cubby hole next to the filing cabinet. And here I am, chugging coffee and contemplating the universe.
What went on in your world last week? Any plans for the coming week?